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Josh Harris

A Future for Beavers at Ballyconnelly Farm?

Craig and Ruby say, "As a child, between jumping on cow dung and tripping over brambles, long before the word ‘sustainability’ meant anything to me, I often wondered why so much was taken from the land, and very little seemed to be given back.”
Joseph Monkhouse

The Lost Soundscape of Iron-Age Somerset

Joseph Monkhouse says, "After a while, I grew restless of imagination, I wanted to hear these acoustic environments for real...I combined some self-taught techniques in music production with my ornithological expertise, in an attempt to construct past natural soundscapes that were immersive and believable."
Beaver baby having a free ride. Credit: David ParkynDavid Parkyn

Capability Beaver: inspired by the original landscape artist

Lauren Cook says, "With my artist’s beret on, I see this animal as the original Capability Brown landscape artist. Just as his landscapes were designed to be seen from a painter’s viewpoint, the beaver’s aquatic habitat is one I wanted to explore with my paintbrush."
Jack Perks

We need to leap over the beaver dam.

Jack Perks says, "One of the main concerns of many anglers is that beaver dams pose a physical ‘block’ on rivers and fish migration - preventing this most ancient and fundamental movement. I once had these thoughts."
Jamie Kingscott-Edmunds

Keeping up with the Castors

Jamie Kingscott-Edmunds says, "Releasing any animal into the wild can be quite a task...there are plenty of long days and sleepless nights before, and after, the final release."
Mike Blackmore

Of Casters and Castors

Mike Blackmore says, "Yes, we know how damaging artificial impoundments are on river ecology. However, to compare concrete weirs to woody dams is to compare chalk to cheese."
Jay Carter-Coles

Why We Should Be More Beaver

Maddie Stannard says, "Leaving the planet in a better state than we found it, both socially and environmentally, should be a goal universally shared, and by taking a leaf out of the beaver’s book, we can begin to emulate the same principles."
Dominic Buscall

Wild Ken Hill: Norfolk's debut beavers

Dominic Buscall says, "Each of these projects is significant in its own right, but what is most exciting about Wild Ken Hill is its potential scalability across lowland UK, and its ability to balance conservation and farming discourses."

Knapdale Beavers: history has its eyes on you

Rob Knott says, "As an obsessive naturalist, I find it easy to remember the dates of my first sightings of species."
Jennifer Mann RangerJennifer Mann

Beaver Watch

Jenny Mann says, "I can remember the excitement building each night and my failed attempts to contain the oh’s and ah’s of my visitors as they caught site of their first wild beaver."